Archive for February, 2007

Scoble and SLAC

February 19, 2007

Several times in the last few weeks Robert Scoble (one of the world’s foremost bloggers), Shel Israel (Scoble’s co-author of “Naked Conversations”), and Thomas Hawk (world class photographer) have visited me at SLAC. It’s always a blast to talk with them and show them around. Robert has shot a lot of video there for his PodTech series. For a preview of some of their visits, take a look at <;

ACM SIGWEB – Vice Chair

February 19, 2007

I am a nominee in the upcoming election for the position of Vice Chair of ACM SIGWEB. For any of you that are members of that Special Interest Group, I would appreciate your support.

The following is the statement that I submitted:

“It would be an honor and a privilege to serve as Vice Chair of ACM SIGWEB.  For more than a decade I have been involved with the evolution and application of Web technology in the areas of research, education, standardization, and design and implementation. The diverse needs and interests of these communities illustrate the importance of strong collaboration between them. If elected as Vice Chair, I will do my best to initiate and sustain such collaboration. Conferences such as the International WWW Conference series, the International Web Engineering Conference series, the Hypertext Conference series, and the various developer/designer conferences can provide venues for this collaboration. My ongoing involvement in these conference series would serve to make me a valuable point of contact for cooperation with SIGWEB.

Thank you for your consideration.”

“And the doctor said give ’em jug band music”

February 13, 2007

Yesterday the California Jug Band Association ( sponsored the first annual Santa Cruz Jug Band Festival (also known as the Santa Cruz Jug Band Jamboree).  The venue was Don Quixote’s in Felton CA (, possibly the best venue that many of the bands have played in. It was a fantastic event featuring five jug bands:

  • Gayle Lynn and the Hired Hands
  • The Barking Spiders (featuring Robert Armstrong and Keith Cary)
  • The Babar Jug Band
  • The Tarantulas Jug Band (
  • The Dirty Butter Jug Band

This will become an annual event held on the Sunday after the Super Bowl.